President Obama Announces CEO-Led Effort To Improve STEM Education

Today, as part of the White House’s “Educate to Innovate” campaign, President Obama announced the launch of “Change the Equation”, a CEO-led effort to improve dramatically education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Discovery Communications is honored to be a member of Change the Equation, which is a response by the business community to Obama’s urging all Americans last year to join the cause of elevating STEM education as a…

New 3D Cannon Challenge Released For iPad And iPhone

Visitors to Discovery.com have long enjoyed playing Cannon Challenge online, which uses a Non-Line-of-Site (NLOS) cannon that “represents the future of U.S. artillery”.  iPhone users have been able to test their accuracy and skill with the iPhone version of Cannon Challenge, which became one of the top 10 downloads in 2008. Now, Discovery Communications has re-imagined Cannon Challenge with 3D rendered environments and nine new missions for iPad and iPhone.  With the…

AnimalPlanet.com and Purina’s Mighty Dog Debut ‘Small & In Charge’

Are you a fan of small dogs? Proving that some of the very best things come in small packages, AnimalPlanet.com and Purina® Mighty Dog® Dog Food launched Small & In Charge today, an online partnership celebrating small dogs everywhere. Small & In Charge runs through October and features original online programming dedicated to meeting the needs of small dog owners, including a webisode series showcasing four powerhouse pint-size dogs with…

Discovery Health Kicks Off ‘Adventures in Parenting Week’

Tonight, Discovery Health kicks off Adventures in Parenting Week, five nights of programming that explore some of the remarkable challenges and joys parents experience when raising a family.   Starting the week out tonight at 9PM ET/PT, meet four families learning to cope with Tourette Syndrome, a mysterious and often misunderstood condition. In Tourette’s Uncovered, meet Jonah, a boy who cannot suppress his overwhelming need to get up and run away;…

Discovery Health Airs ‘Stand Up To Cancer’ Special Tonight

Tonight at 8 PM ET, Discovery Health will join other networks to simultaneously devote one hour of commercial-free primetime airtime to raise funds for the fight against cancer. An extraordinary line-up of actors, musicians, athletes and journalists have banded together for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), an initiative aimed at raising funds to accelerate innovative cancer research bringing new therapies to patients quickly. The special will be hosted Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer…

Captain Phil’s Memory Lives On Through Josh and Jake: Harris Sons Sign On For More ‘Deadliest Catch’

   The Discovery family shared a sad year with the loss of the inimitable Captain Phil Harris of Deadliest Catch. This week, Discovery Channel announced the welcome news that Phil’s sons, Josh and Jake Harris, will expand their participation in the show. Fans of Deadliest Catch have watched the Harris sons fish with their father as deckhands on F/V Cornelia Marie, and seen them grow to be a featured presence on the…

Investigation Discovery Asks ‘Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?’

How well do you know your spouse? That’s the question Investigation Discovery asks in its new series Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?, airing Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT. The series explores stories of men and women who thought they were happily married until the day they uncovered a shocking secret about their spouse. From bank robbers to bigamists to spies, these compelling and sometimes startling characters will leave you wondering how…

Discovery Education Partners with Cablevision for Technology Training for Teachers

Discovery Education teamed up last month with Cablevision’s nationally recognized education initiative, Power to Learn, to treat over 150 educators to a professional development event at Cablevision’s headquarters in Bethpage, New York. Discovery and Cablevision featured a powerhouse lineup, including Philippe Cousteau, Discovery Education’s Chief Spokesperson for Environmental Education, and Debbie Myers, General Manager of Science Channel. In addition to promoting Science Channel’s new Head Rush programming block, educational trainers from Discovery Education…

Words of Thanks from Discovery Employee Jim McNulty

First of all, I want to thank the Montgomery County Police and all the agencies that responded today for helping to ensure the safety of all my colleagues at Discovery Communications. And for helping to get me and my fellow hostages out safely. I want to thank my family, friends and coworkers for their thoughts and prayers during this situation. And I especially want to thank Discovery for their support.…